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 Post subject: Combat kit pilot B17 1944
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:01 pm 
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Hi all,

I just started out with gathering my USAAF outfit. I have my officers gear ready so now I am starting on the combat stuff.

Can you check this list and see if everything is accurate? I focus on the colleting stuff from June 1944 to September 1944. For now only summer gear and not winter gear.

1. Type AN-H-15 helmet
2. Type A-10A or Type A-14 oxygen mask
3. Type A-4 or AN-6550 flying suit
4. B-4 Mae West
5. No. 1065 aviation goggles
6. Type AN-6531-1 sunglasses with rose smoke lenses.

I would be wearing my A-2 jacket over the flying suit.

A few other questions I have:

1. What gloves would I be wearing (Type B-3 or B-3A?)
2. What shoes would k be wearing (Combat Service Boots/Buckle boots?)
3. What parachute would I be wearing (back or chest type parachute?)
4. What communications would I be using

Thanks for your help.

Erwin


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 Post subject: Re: Combat kit pilot B17 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:13 pm 
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Welcome on board Elwin.
I can't help much with the 'flyboy' equipment requirements, but am sure one of the forum members will help you out.

If ever you want to portray those that owned the aircraft - ground crew/mechanics/armorers - then I can certainly help you... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Combat kit pilot B17 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:49 am 
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A lot of the equipment will depend on what aircraft, your crew position and theater of operations. If you are going for a later war impression, the B-10 jacket's are also an option.


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